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Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon Recipe

Try our crispy Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon recipe for the perfect side dish that’s both savory and flavorful. Elevate your main dish recipes with roasted sprouts.

If brussel sprouts aren’t your favorite vegetable because you think they’re a bland and uninspiring side dish, think again! We’re sharing an enticing Roasted Brussel Sprouts recipe that will completely change your perception of this nutrient-packed vegetable. 

Roasting these little green gems enhances their natural flavors and gives them a delightful caramelized crunch. 

Roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon is a tantalizing dish that combines the nutty flavors of perfectly roasted Brussels sprouts with the smokey and savory flavors of crispy bacon. 

Roasted Brussels sprouts shine as a delicious side dish at traditional holiday dinners like Thanksgiving and Christmas, adding a burst of flavor and color to the table. Additionally, they’re ideal for everyday meals, whether it’s a weeknight dinner or a Sunday roast. 

Roasted Shredded Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

How to Shred Brussel Sprouts 

  • Wash and dry with paper towels. 
  • Start by trimming the stem end of each Brussels sprout with a sharp knife. Remove any loose or damaged outer leaves.
  • Cut each Brussels sprout in half vertically from the stem end to the top. This will create two equal halves.
  • Place the flat side of each halved Brussels sprout on the cutting board, and use your chef’s knife to slice them as thinly as possible. Aim for fine, delicate ribbons.
  • Continue slicing the remaining halved Brussels sprouts in the same manner. You can work in batches to make the process more manageable.
  • As you finish slicing each batch, transfer the shredded Brussels sprouts to a bowl. You can use them immediately in your recipe or store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for later use.

How to Cook Brussel Sprouts in the Oven


  • 1 lb brussel sprouts, shredded or thinly sliced
  • 6 pieces chopped bacon, uncooked
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar or balsamic glaze
  • kosher salt, black pepper
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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. After rinsing, shred your brussel sprouts. If you have a shredding blade for a food processor, you could use that as well or even a box grater. If you have none of those, no problem, just use a knife. Be sure to cut all of the whole sprouts into a similar size.

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In a bowl, toss the sliced Brussels sprouts with a little olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper and uncooked diced bacon. 

Roasted Shredded Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

Arrange the seasoned Brussels sprouts in a single layer on a sheet pan. Make sure they are not overcrowded to allow for proper roasting and browning.

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Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and roast for about 20-25 minutes of cook time. Halfway through the cooking time, toss or flip the Brussels sprouts to ensure even browning. The Brussels sprouts are done when they are tender on the inside and have developed a golden-brown, caramelized exterior.

Once roasted to perfection, transfer the crispy Brussels sprouts to a serving dish.

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How to Customize Shredded brussel sprouts 

Customizing your brussels sprouts recipe is easy and allows you to create a variety of flavorful dishes. Preferred flavorings, such as garlic, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice or lemon zest, red pepper flakes or parmesan cheese work well. Crunchy elements like toasted nuts adds extra flavor. 

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FAQs About Sliced Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

Why are my roasted brussel sprouts not crispy?

If your roasted Brussels sprouts lack crispiness, there could be several factors at play. To enhance their crispiness, make sure they are spaced out on the baking sheet, generously coated with oil, adequately dried, roasted at a high temperature, and given enough time to achieve a golden-brown exterior. Seasoning and monitoring the cooking progress closely are also crucial for achieving the desired crispy texture.

Should brussel sprouts be parboiled before roasting?

Parboiling Brussels sprouts before roasting is optional and depends on your preference. Parboiling can ensure even cooking and slightly reduce roasting time, making the inner portions more tender. However, skipping this step can result in a crispier texture and retain more nutrients, but it may require longer roasting.

How do you keep roasted brussel sprouts from getting soggy?

To prevent roasted Brussels sprouts from getting soggy, ensure they are thoroughly dried before roasting, coat them generously with oil, and arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet with space between each sprout. Roast at a high temperature, periodically flipping them for even browning, and avoid adding extra liquids during cooking to maintain their crispiness.

How long to cook sliced brussel sprouts in oven? 

Sliced Brussels sprouts typically take about 20-25 minutes to cook in the oven at a temperature of around 425°F. 

Can I make this dish ahead of time?

Yes, you can make sliced Brussels sprouts with bacon ahead of time. Sauté the Brussels sprouts and bacon as directed, then reheat them gently on the stovetop before serving. Keep in mind that they may lose some crispiness upon reheating.

Roasted Shredded Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Learn how to make roasted brussel sprouts with bacon in less than 30 minutes of cook time! You’ll love this delicious side dish. It's is salty, savory and sweet all at once. Perfect for holiday dinners or a weeknight dinner.


  • 1 lb brussel sprouts, shredded or thinly sliced
  • 6 pieces chopped bacon, uncooked
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • salt, pepper


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. After rinsing, shred your brussel sprouts. Be sure to cut all of the whole sprouts into a similar size.

Next, in a large bowl, drizzle a little olive oil over your shredded brussel sprouts, as well as balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and diced bacon (uncooked).

Pour your brussel sprouts onto a large baking sheet in an even layer and put into the hot oven.

Roast for a cooking time of 30 minutes, tossing your roasted sprouts every 10 minutes, until the everything is golden brown.


Store your leftovers in an airtight container.

The best part about these crispy brussels sprouts is that you can customize them to your liking by adding parmesan cheese, spicy peppers, herbs, garlic powder, lemon zest or a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, everything bagel seasoning or red pepper flakes.

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Friday 3rd of February 2023

Only way to eat Brussel sprouts for me! Thanks for the recipe.

Tracey A

Wednesday 3rd of November 2021

These look so good! This will be an addition to my holiday table! Thank you!

mary rudy

Tuesday 2nd of November 2021

With this recipe I might actually get my people to eat brussels sprouts!


Tuesday 23rd of March 2021

These are fantastic. The best I’ve ever made, my husband says...

Question tho - you say 350 in the blog but 375° in the instructions. Does it matter?

momma lew

Wednesday 24th of March 2021

So glad to hear you enjoyed them!!! Thank you for catching my type! 375 is no big deal, it just will mean they make cook quicker. But, I cook everything at 350.


Thursday 4th of April 2019

Brussel Sprouts and bacon make a perfect duet. I was not a fan of Brussel sprouts until I had it with bacon and that made a big impact. I'm going to try this recipe soon!

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